Jodi Picoult's My Sister's Keeper introduces the reader to Anna Fitzgerald, a child born with the express purpose of serving as a bone marrow, blood, and organ donor for her sister, Kate, who suffers from acute promyelocytic leukemia. Throughout the novel, Picoult utilizes various literary devices to paint a picture of the characters, build suspense for the reader, and create an emotional reaction, all of which are tenets of her writing style.
Multiple Points of View
Many of Picoult's novels utilize the technique of allowing each character the opportunity to tell parts of the story from their point of view. Each chapter changes the narrator, and each narrator speaks in the first person, relegating the other characters to auxiliary roles in that section of the novel.
In the case of My Sister's Keeper , this gives the reader an opportunity to dispell myths about each character created during the narration of a different character. For example, Anna's life may seem tragic when narrated by the...
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